Affectionally called ‘The Queen of Hearts’ by the Heart Gallery princesses, Alison really does love every minute of every day spent in her beautiful gallery surrounded by such incredible work. When you visit you can feel the love that is poured into the building in bucket loads & if you happen to stop to chat to Alison (and she does love to talk!) you will feel her passion too. Alison’s great personal relationship with all her artists is really noticeable in a carefully curated space and her attention to detail is perfection.
Mandy was a city girl from London until she made a life changing choice to move to the Pennines. She now creates her own natural skincare & eco fragrances inspired by her love of the countryside. She is dedicated to using only the most natural products and is proud of her ethics that mirror those of Heart Gallery by supporting small independent businesses. She has been a valuable member of Heart Gallery since opening in 2006 & continues to bring her smile, enthusiasm & dedication to the gallery & the team. Her little dog Daisy comes to work with her & has become very successful & adored ‘meeter and greeter’ adored by us and by our customers.
With a background in Surface Pattern & Textile Design Ness has a passion for vintage, textiles, colour & decorative arts. When not at Heart Gallery she sources beautiful Silk & Lace fabrics, creating seasonal collections for the bespoke fashion & bridal market. Having been taught to sew as a child Ness loves creating & is still an avid crafter. A member of the Embroiderer’s Guild she alaways has plenty of projects to keep her busy. She loves walking and photographing bleak landscapes, moorland & hills, especially in autumn & winter when the air is crisp & clear & the colours are at their most vivid..
We can’t leave Mandy’s gorgeous dog Daisy out; she belongs on this team page! Daisy is our four legged ‘meeter and greeter’; loved by us, adored by many! She isn’t one for doggy treats but will quite happily sit patiently whilst we are having our lunch in case a piece of ham, salmon or tuna just happens to header her way! We think she must have been a princess in her previous life; she is such a lady and has extremely good table manners! At special launches she is quite often seen wearing a satin bow and loves to dress up at Christmas too! Her days at Heart Gallery are varied but she always makes sure that nearly everyone tickles her tummy! Be sure to say hello to Daisy next time you visit us.